Why Now?

This campaign will build an even better camp to serve our Pacific Northwest Jewish community

“When I look back on camp, what stood out for me wasn’t so much the lake or the activities. It was the friendships and the common values we shared with our friends. Both my wife and I went to Schechter, and while we didn’t meet there, we met through mutual camp friends. This camp is a beautiful pillar in our past, one of the pillars we’ve built our family on. We’re sending our four kids to Schechter now. It’s an investment in their future, and we couldn’t think of a better place to put our money.”

Andrew Altow, Vancouver BC, Schechter camper, 1978 – 1980

By joining From 60 to 120: The Campaign to Build Jewish Continuity, you have an extraordinary opportunity to build the future strength and vitality of our Jewish community.

Today, the common-area facilities that are the heart of the camp – particularly the Chadar Ochel (dining hall) where children and youth gather to share meals, to celebrate Shabbat and to dance, sing and learn together – must be updated. The infirmary, synagogue and welcome center are woefully in need of expansion and improvement. And campers are eager for a covered sports area where they can enjoy the outdoors no matter how bad the weather might be.

Let’s preserve and improve our camp for future generations.